Sunday, August 03, 2014

Mac Woodward, former Arkansas State Geologist

It is with sadness that we report that Mac Woodward, Arkansas State Geologist Emeritus (2003-2004) passed away July 30, 2014, at the age of 81.  He was still working at the Survey at his death.  Mac was buried in his hometown of Magnolia, Arkansas on August 1.  [Photo credit, Arkansas Geological Survey]

According to the obituary in the Magnolia Reporter,  
The Arkansas Geological Survey was particularly important to Mr. Woodward where he began work in 1963 as a geologist; was appointed state geologist by Governor Mike Huckabee and was still serving as assistant state geologist at the time of his death – leaving the Survey twice in 50 years, once when asked by Governor David Pryor to direct the Office of Energy, whose charge was to navigate the state through the new energy crisis; a legislative liaison and when he took time off for private consulting.
We appreciate Bill Bush sharing the news.

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